New York Times, Friday, October 3, 1986

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Altar's milieu : APSE
5. Director's call : ACTION
11. Agt.'s take : PCT
14. Stuff to the gills : SATE
15. Gale Storm role on TV : MARGIE
16. Guido's high note : ELA
17. Shirley Temple film: 1934 : STANDUPANDCHEER
20. Partake of : EAT
21. Tropical tree resin : ELEMI
22. Jeweler's measure of fineness : KARAT
23. Gorgeous creature : STUNNER
25. Mosaic tile : TESSERA
27. A thermoplastic : SARAN
28. Rotisserie rod : SPIT
30. Ivan or Alexander : TSAR
31. Popular toy trucks, for short : SEMIS
33. Cry of delight : OOH
34. Curvaceous feminine suffix : ESS
35. Audit a course : SITINON
38. Matter; instance: Fr. : CAS
41. Negative prefix : NON
42. Latin dance : SAMBA
46. Ubiquitous TV series : MASH
47. Japanese wooden clog : GETA
49. Singing Nellie : MELBA
51. Cut into : INCISED
53. Developing little by little : GRADUAL
55. Throat bane, for short : STREP
56. Atka native : ALEUT
58. Yalie : ELI
59. Goof off at the office : LIEDOWNONTHEJOB
62. Alfonso's queen : ENA
63. Change a cryptogram : RECODE
64. New Delhi princess : RANI
65. Stop up : DAM
66. Nickname for Stan Musial : THEMAN
67. Votes in favor : AYES
1. Evaluate : ASSESS
2. Spanish tubers : PATATAS
3. Height : STATURE
4. Postsundown time, to Poe : EEN
5. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
6. Pickled flower buds : CAPERS
7. London trolley : TRAM
8. Combustion system : IGNITION
9. Ending for aster or human : OID
10. Parts of violins : NECKS
11. Noblewoman : PEERESS
12. As ___ mud : CLEARAS
13. Dental calculus : TARTAR
18. Ketcham's imp : DENNIS
19. Urgency : HASTE
24. Hanoi's locale, to a G.I. : NAM
26. Guiding beliefs of a people : ETHOS
29. Exact moment : POINT
32. Burn superficially : SINGE
36. Ballerina's routine : TOEDANCE
37. Broadway Joe : NAMATH
38. Mexican saloon : CANTINA
39. "Skim milk masquerades ___": W. S. Gilbert : ASCREAM
40. Started, as a horse : SHIED
43. One of the grad schools : MED
44. Royal opponent, sometimes : BLUEJAY
45. Ear shell : ABALONE
46. Deluded : MISLED
48. Slate : AGENDA
50. Excuses for defendants : ALIBIS
52. Big spender : SPORT
54. Bavarian measures of length : RUTEN
57. Meet one's gaze in a haze : LOOM
60. Lohengrin's "Alas!" : WEH
61. Stat for Gooden : ERA

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